Sabino High School sophomore Madison Mariani continues her climb as one of America’s leading female gymnasts. The Michigan-bound standout last week won the Pikes Peak Cup in Colorado Springs, and a week earlier finished No 1 in the Fiesta Bowl championships in Phoenix. Mariani didn’t finish any lower than third in any event, and won championships on the vault and beam in addition to winning both all-around titles. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.